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  • Wolf taps Lancaster schools chief as education secretary

    Wolf taps Lancaster schools chief as education secretary
    HARRISBURG — Outgoing Republican Gov. Tom Corbett lost the November election in large part because a majority of voters never forgave him for classroom cuts in his first budget. Many teachers and administrators across Pennsylvania also harbored...
  • File this severance tax idea under 'dead on arrival'

    File this severance tax idea under 'dead on arrival'
    A group of Philadelphia Democratic senators on Friday proposed an 8 percent severance tax on natural gas drillers to go along with the roughly 1.9 percent impact fee they already pay. So that would equate to a cumulative tax of about 10 percent to pay...
  • Source of $125K donation to McCord's campaign is a mystery

    Source of $125K donation to McCord's campaign is a mystery
    HARRISBURG — The source of a $125,000 contribution to the failed gubernatorial campaign of former Pennsylvania Treasurer Rob McCord remains a mystery, more than eight months after it was given, state official said Thursday. The Department of...
  • Wolf eyeing $150 million in government savings

    Wolf eyeing $150 million in government savings
    HARRISBURG — Gov. Tom Wolf is eyeing $150 million in savings in next year's deficit-laden budget by taking a page from the books of his predecessors. Like governors before him, Wolf on Thursday issued an executive order that directs his staff to...
  • School districts budgeting as though Corbett were still in office

    Tom Wolf rode to victory as Pennsylvania's new governor on a wave of anger over school funding cuts and his promise to make education a priority. But local school officials, in the throes of budget season, aren't exactly dreaming of dollar signs....
  • Bucks police and firefighters to use heroin antidote Narcan

    For communities such as Solebury, where there is no emergency medical services crew located in the center of town, it's the police who are often the first to arrive at the scene. And if that emergency involves an overdose of heroin or other opiates such...
  • Governor shouldn't mess with the open records office

    Governor shouldn't mess with the open records office
    HARRISBURG — The case argued Wednesday in Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court wasn't just about whether a state employee should have been fired. It's about political power, specifically whether our newly crowned governor can dictate who runs an office...
  • Ex-Pennsylvania treasurer is charged with extortion

    PHILADELPHIA When raising campaign cash last year, prosecutors say, former Pennsylvania Treasurer Rob McCord had a simple and crude message: If he lost his bid for governor, he'd still be treasurer for two years. And you didn't want to be an enemy of the...
  • Former Pennsylvania treasurer to plead guilty to 2 extortion charges

    HARRISBURG — Former Pennsylvania Treasurer Rob McCord plans to plead guilty to federal extortion charges for using his office to threaten potential donors into contributing money to his failed gubernatorial campaign, according to court papers...
  • Gov. Tom Wolf appointees will make more than predecessors under Gov. Tom Corbett

    Gov. Tom Wolf appointees will make more than predecessors under Gov. Tom Corbett
    HARRISBURG — Top officials in Gov. Tom Wolf's administration began earning six-figure salaries more than $12,700 higher than their predecessors under former Gov. Tom Corbett. They're eligible for annual pay raises as well. Nineteen department...
  • Politics as Usual

    Punxsutawney Phil for Congress? Monday is Groundhog Day. Again! That means thousands of people will descend on the tiny Indiana County borough of Punxsutawney and its surrounding countryside to watch nature's meteorologist, Punxsutawney Phil, do his...